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News: Payton may be low-hanging fruit for starved franchise

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  1. silver

    silver Well-Known Member

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    http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/11/05/4387510/cue-buzzards-payton-low-hanging.html

    GIL LEBRETON

    Payton may be low-hanging fruit for starved franchise
    Posted Monday, Nov. 05, 201222 Comments PrintReprintsShare



    ATLANTA -- Take heart, however, because a handsome prince sits poised to save the Dallas Cowboys' crumbling kingdom.

    That was Sunday's published report, at least. And it had to be a lot more encouraging for Cowboys fans to hear than the 19-13 reality-check loss to the Atlanta Falcons that followed.

    The rescuer-in-waiting is Sean Payton, a Saint of a head coach, which is sort of the problem.

    A report Sunday by ESPN's Adam Schefter revealed that due to proposed clauses in Payton's most recent contract extension, he may not be the coach of the New Orleans Saints when his current Bountygate suspension expires.

    Which could soon make him a coaching free agent, available to sign with any team, including a team whose ever-antsy 70-year-old owner may soon be looking for a new head coach.

    That's the speculation, at least. But Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who always seems to have ants in his general manager pants, continues to stand by his man, he reaffirmed Sunday.

    Jason Garrett is head coach of the Cowboys, Jones said unhesitatingly. Pay no attention, I suppose, to the 3-5 won-loss record, or to the team's fourth loss in its past five games, or to the circling media buzzards.
  2. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    Ugh. One of the bright spots is our coaching?

    The line about Jason's future being ahead of him is so Jerry.
  3. silver

    silver Well-Known Member

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    it's all lies!!! [IMG]
  4. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    The only thing that sucks about our cake schedule the second half of the year, is that getting to 8-8 or 9-7 means that JG will be back next year.
  5. pjtoadie

    pjtoadie Cleveland's #1 Cowboys fan

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    Don't worry this team isn't getting to 9-7 or probably 8-8.
  6. DBOY3141

    DBOY3141 Well-Known Member

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    what about the second half is cake?

    Who cares what the team's record says right now, teams play different when they play the Cowboys.

    We will lose to:
    Pittsburgh
    Cincy
    Philly at least once
    New Orleans
    Washington at least once

    We may beat:
    Philly once
    Cleveland
    Washington

    I see 7-9 tops, more like 6-10.

    thanks Jerry. :banghead:
  7. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Yea. I just meant that it's now possible because you can play poor football and beat teams like Washington and Cleveland.
  8. silver

    silver Well-Known Member

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    9-7? He should come back. That's actually good folks. Don't let the hatred for JG get in the way of the team's goals y'all
  9. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    There is no way this team winds up 9-7.

    Only 2 losses the rest of the way? Absolutely no chance.
  10. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    What goal would 9-7 be reaching?
  11. silver

    silver Well-Known Member

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    winning record? 6-2 in the second half of the season? hey it's a start. i'm not holding my breath mind you, but if we do go 6-2 the rest of the way and sneak in the post season ginger should be applauded.
  12. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Well, agree to disagree I guess. The way he's had this team in disarray for the first half of the season, and most of last year, shouldn't be voided by a good run against a bunch of sub .500 teams.

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